College Living

Should I go to Class?

Published: April 21st, 2021

Yes. You should definitely go to class. I get it, 8 a.m classes aren’t inherently fun, and few people are ever down for a rigorous discussion over the Pythagorean theorem. Take it from a college senior though, there are many solid reasons as to why you should go to class instead of sitting in your dorm staring at the wall.

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Erica Kemper offers a few tips on practicing frugality in college

Living Frugally in College – How to Create a Budget

Published: January 22nd, 2018

College frugality does not have to equal a block of Ramen (though it can include it, depending on your love for the sodium-enriched “meal”). Living frugally in college demands desire, planning, and accountability. You'll soon discover that a budget is not a restriction, but a tool that brings peace of mind.

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College Reading Guide: 7 Top Christian Fiction Authors

College Reading Guide: Top 7 Christian Fiction Authors

Published: October 1st, 2020

Let's face it – trying to find a decent Christian fiction author is a gamble. Christian non-fiction is pretty simple. Biographies of heroic missionaries or Joyce Meyer's newest spiritual warfare guides are always rewarding and inspiring, but sometimes, we want something a little more tantalizing to the imagination.

We typically turn to the internet to find something more exciting in the Christian literature world. The problem is that Christian fiction tends to be quite…exotic. It's hard to know what's a legitimately good read, and what can seem just plain weird. But fear not, for we have compiled a list of Christian fiction authors for you. Check it out!

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6 Ways that Guys Can Dress Trendy on a College Budget

Published: June 26th, 2020

We all have a certain look we’re trying to achieve whether it’s inspired by a specific era or a style from a Hollywood icon. However, for a lot of these celebrities and fashion icons, money is not an issue. Their closets are full of designer clothes made with high-quality fabrics.

For college guys who don't have two cents to rub together, it can seem like these outfits are unattainable. But, what if I told you that you can dress to look the way you want without rolling in the dough like an A-list celebrity?

In this article, I will break down a list of ways that you, a college student, can dress trendy on a budget. With these tips, you’ll be set to start putting your outfits together and planning your next splurge in no time.

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6 Tips on How to Get 7 to 8 hours of Sleep in College

Published: August 7th, 2020

When I was in college, I had a class twice a week in which the professor would turn out the lights and use a projector for an hour and a half. So, twice a week, guess who slept for an hour and a half from 2 to 3:30 PM? This guy! I sat in the back row and eventually even started bringing a little pillow to class – not even joking. The point is, I didn’t get enough sleep as a college student, and I paid for it. If you are reading this as a current or incoming student, you probably aren’t getting enough sleep either.

The recommended amount of sleep is 7 to 8 hours a night, which may seem laughable when you're juggling classes, studying, sports, extracurriculars, dating, socializing, and late nights with friends. But, by incorporating just a few simple methods, I think you can increase your quality and amount of sleep while still having a fun and meaningful college experience. In this blog, I’ll share six tips that really improved my sleep when I was in college, and I think they can do the same for you!

Spoiler alert – tips don’t include sleeping in class.

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Erica Kemper offers a few tips on how to keep a clean dorm room.

6 Tips for Keeping a Clean Dorm Room

Published: January 23rd, 2018

We've all had a messy dorm room at one point or another. Over time, your comforter finds itself tangled, the piles of clothing on your chair and floor are in constant need of the “smell test,” and trash stops finding its way into the garbage. It happens– class work starts to build, stress starts to peek it's way through, and napping wants to replace anything productive, especially in the realm of cleaning. Nevertheless, there are ways to keep your room clean without devoting an entire day to it.

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Ryan McElhany and Hannah Dotson teach three tactics to overcome Millennial stereotypes

3 Tips to Overcome The Most Common Millennial Stereotypes

Published: November 6th, 2017

In 2016, Millennials (also known as Generation Y) overtook Baby Boomers as America's largest generation. With that milestone, researchers and news agencies began analyzing everything from political views and religious leanings to how few heads of household are Millennials compared to other generations.

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Lauren Zoucha writes about the benefits of learning outside of the classroom

3 Learning Opportunities Outside the Classroom

Published: November 6th, 2017

There are many benefits of going to college: new life experiences, learning from professors, and ultimately earning a degree that will prepare you for success in your career. But, you would be doing yourself a disservice to limit your college learning to the classroom. So, if you're ready to give yourself an upper hand when it comes to the job-hunt after college, continue reading and take notes.

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Andrew Hurst shares advice on how to excel as a professional in your workplace.

3 Expectations of Professionalism in the Workplace

Published: January 23rd, 2018

Have you ever gone out to eat and had a miserable experience with service? Even if the food is phenomenal, bad service can certainly turn customers away. Why is that? It is because we come in with a certain level of expectation. Personally, I expect a waitress/waiter to be helpful, considerate, warm and sensitive to my time. I expect them to show me respect as a customer and I expect them to be “professional.”

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10 Daily Routines for College Students at Home

10 Daily Routines for College Students at Home

Published: April 23rd, 2020

Having an energizing and dependable daily at-home routine can make a huge impact on your overall mood and productivity. Whether you're stuck in quarantine during COVID-19 or just an online college student trying to create healthy habits at home, maintaining a daily routine can provide a sense of stability and productivity.

Here are our top 10 tips!

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